What kind of Video Camera do you guys have?

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  1. jethroted macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Canon Gl1. I bought it a few months before the Gl2 came out, and have been kicking myself since.
     
  2. GeneR macrumors 6502a

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    Huh.

    Yeah the GL2's are kewl.

    I got a SONY TRV-900e ("e" standing for European) PAL mini-DV cam. I've had it for about 4 years. I think it has 3CCDs. Been using it to shoot progressive scan and dump the footage into Final Cut Pro. Pretty good resolution. 720x576. Much better than NTSC. Use a Samsung 5000v universal VCR to transfer the tape to NTSC. Not broadcast quality after the transfer, but it's workable.
     
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  5. jethroted thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    everyone has some sort of need for a camera. Even if it's just for capturing important moments of your life.
     
  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    perhaps everyone has a "use". but not a "need".

    i have some crappy 5 year old sony digital hi 8... the new panasonic has my eye, but of course i don't have enough $
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Yes, I perfectly happy with my HP Digital camera! When my wife puts them into iPhoto and makes a slideshow, it looks great!
     
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    Sony PD150

    Rented the new panasonic 24p for a short film, it was pretty sweet, though a chunky looking bastard.
     
  10. MacMarino macrumors member

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    My Camera is...

    Well my girlfriend and I bought a JVC DV GR2000 for a steal as it was the last model in the shop and it has lots of editing functions more than i'll need built in. It also has a very large view screen, so we are quite happy with it!
     
  11. GeneR macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't used the 24p yet. How'd you like it?
     
  12. dotcomlarry macrumors regular

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    I personally do not have one, but my workplace has an XL-1s.
     
  13. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    I have a Cannon 40mc that I use for personal outings and events, and I have a Cannon XL1 for doing pro gigs. I want to get my hands on the panasonic 24p, I heard that it looks pretty close to film.
     
  14. jadariv macrumors regular

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    I got the Panasonic 24P sitting right here next to me. I have to say i love the camera.

    And i have used the Canon GL1, XL1, Sony VX1000, VX2000, PD150 and a PAL Version of the DSR-500 that we went out to film with (saw the footage in the theater and you couldn't tell the difference.)

    The 24P in my opinion, if you are going to shoot short movies or the like, is an awesome camera. AWESOME i say.
     
  15. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    do you happen to have any footage online or easily put online that you shot with the cam?

    though i guess the compression would kinda keep it from doing the camera justice. hmm
     
  16. jadariv macrumors regular

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    Tried to look around and the only thing i have digitized has people in it (they're famous, so i am definitly not posting). Maybe i can get some of our desert footage we shot and put some stills up. Compressing a web movie will totally destroy the look of the footage.
     
  17. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    yeah. and a couple seconds of uncompressed wouldn't be worthwhile. but some stills would be sweet if you have a chance. no rush.
     
  18. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    CanonDV ZR40, inexpensive, small, works just fine for my simple needs.
     
  19. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Sony DCR-TRV250-nice camera, its not in the "professional" line, but the quality is really nice and its perfect for the short films that I make...cool camera!
     
  20. jethroted thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What do those go for?
     
  21. jadariv macrumors regular

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    Paid about 5 grand for the production package. Different lens covers, special case, extra batteries and couple other goodies came with it.
     
  22. GeneR macrumors 6502a

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    So... Let me see if I understand you, jadariv: You're saying that you think they're pretty-okay? Or maybe just, so-so? ;) :D
     
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  24. GeneR macrumors 6502a

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    Esta more good? (Dang! I knew I should have studied Spanish! Darn those French lessons! :D) So, does "no asi-asi" mean: 24P=kinda sucky? Just kidding! Heh! :D
     

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